More Spring News

Welcome to Michael Cook - He has had a very successful year, as a finalist in both the 2011 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards and the 2011 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Michael has now joined the gallery and we look forward to his solo show with us in 2012. Michael Cook, Broken Dreams #2, 2010, inkjet print, 124 x 100, Ed 8. Juan Ford is currently exhibiting new work at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. Branching out from his painterly practice, 'Conference of the Birds' references a 12th century Sufi poem (of the same name). On the journey to find their ideal king, the birds encounter problems as their mass and abundance make it impossible to find a solution... Yet one small birds stands back from the flock. The exhibition Trans closes 30 October.

Juan Ford, Conference of Birds, 2011, vinyl sticker, dimensions variable. Izabela Pluta has gone country and is completing a residency at Cowwarr Art Space Gippsland. She is developing new work for a solo exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery which will run 4 Feb - 25 March 2012. We will keep you posted! Izabela Pluta, Untitled 2, 2009, Lambda photograph, 76x76cm, edition 5. Helen Pynor is also in residence at Performance Space, Sydney. Working with artist Peta Clancy for their ongoing collaborative project 'The Body is a Big Place, they are developing a 5 channel video projection with sculptural elements comprising a pair of animal hearts and an organ perfusion system. The outcome will be exhibited at Performance Space in November - Watch this space!

Helen Pynor & Peta Clancy, The Body is a Big Place, video production still, photography Chris Hamilton. Shaun O'Connor has packed his truck and left for Paris! Shaun is completing a residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, a global residency program in the centre of Paris. Bon Voyage Shaun! Shaun O'Connor, Delivery Truck, 2011, Craftboard, cardboard, thermal adhesive, polyurethane resin, lacquer & enamel, 41x77x5cm.